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With new paint and grease, Navy tries to lengthen subs' life

Michael Melia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 9:21am

As it tries to get the most out of each of its $2.6 billion attack submarines, the U.S. Navy is finding a lot depends on the right paint job.

UK state to start selling shares in nationalized bank RBS

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 11:11am

The British government said Monday it will start selling its majority stake in taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland — the first step in recovering money from the country's costliest-ever bank rescue.

US auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demand

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 11:11am

American drivers want to get noticed again.

Death toll from Pakistan flash floods rises to 118

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 11:01am

The death toll from flash floods triggered by seasonal monsoon rains in various parts of Pakistan has risen to 118 and floodwater has inundated vast areas, leaving tens of thousands homeless, authorities said Monday.

Family of woman sent home during heart attack gets $275,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 10:51am

Relatives of an Ohio woman who died after being sent home from a hospital while having a heart attack have reached a $275,000 settlement with the facility.

House GOP says it has the votes to disapprove of Iran deal

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 10:51am

House Republicans said Monday that they have the votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal as Democrats stepped of their support of the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.

Cranes fall on houses in Netherlands, injuries reported

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 10:41am

Two cranes being used in the restoration of a bridge in a central Dutch city fell onto a row of buildings Monday, flattening apartments and small shops. Local media reported up to 20 people were injured.

The Latest: Texas GOP says charges part of 'sloppy process'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 10:41am

The latest on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has been charged with felony securities fraud (all times local):

Sen. Reid leads Nevada voices supporting EPA energy campaign

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 10:31am

U.S. Sen. Harry Reid is among government and business leaders voicing support for a federal campaign to limit carbon pollution from power plants and address global climate change.

First Maryland medical marijuana clinic open in Annapolis

Brandi Bottalico, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 10:21am

The first specialty clinic for medical marijuana opened in Annapolis in June and has seen more than 100 prospective patients — even though the Maryland Medical Cannabis Program isn't expected to be operational for another year.

Lafayette's charter schools must provide busing in 3 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 10:11am

Three years from now, more school buses will be on the road in Lafayette Parish once its charter schools are required to transport their students.

Retailers to pay New York $300,000 in toy gun settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 10:11am

Retailers including Wal-Mart, Sears and Amazon have agreed to halt the sales of realistic-looking toy guns in New York and pay over $300,000 in penalties, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Monday.

Co-founder of Mr. Coffee company dies in Ohio at age 91

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 10:11am

Vincent Marotta, one of the co-founders of the iconic Mr. Coffee brand that helped revolutionize how Americans make their morning brew, died Saturday at his home in suburban Cleveland. He was 91.

Alpha Natural files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Michelle Chapman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 10:01am

Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the country's biggest coal producers, became the latest in a string of coal companies to seek bankruptcy protection amid an historic shift in the electric power sector brought on by cheap natural gas prices and pollution regulations.

Dog being trained to help monitor diabetic boy's blood sugar

Jeff Himler-Review, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 9:51am

Five-year-old Eli Michel loves to share a hug with his best buddy, Murphy, but others who see the Blairsville boy on an outing with his canine companion shouldn't expect to engage in a similar affectionate greeting with the dog.

Former trader given 14 years prison for market manipulation

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 9:42am

A British judge sentenced a former Citibank and UBS trader to 14 years in prison Monday after a jury found him guilty of masterminding the manipulation of a key interest rate, the London Interbank Lending Rate, or Libor.

Boston Symphony Orchestra extends contract of music director

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 9:11am

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is extending the contract of its music director, who last year became the orchestra's youngest conductor in a century.

NY school problems highlight debate over outside 'receivers'

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 9:11am

The clock is ticking for leaders of New York's most chronically underperforming public schools, who under a new state law must quickly begin to turn things around or lose control to an outsider — a tactic that has produced mixed results elsewhere.

Grain lower, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 8:51am

Grain futures were lower in early trading Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.